Members in the News
Michael Silver & Company was presented with the Skokie Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award for the firm's program to filling backpacks full of school supplies and delivering them to Skokie/Morton Grove District 69.
Plante Moran has been named to FORTUNE magazine's List of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the fifteenth consecutive year.
The following member firms were recognized in the Chicago Tribune's 2012 Top Workplaces list:
Ernst & Young
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
True Partners Consulting
Rona Bezman has been named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager by Chicago Magazine. This is third consecutive year Ms. Bezman has won the award.
Mollie T. Adams recently received the Journal of Accountancy Lawler Award for the best article of 2011. Along with colleagues, Ms. Adams wrote a piece on client debt reduction, which can be read online.
Congratulations to the ICPAS members who were named to accountingToday's 2012 Top 100 Influencers list. They are:
Krista McMasters - CEO, CliftonLarsonAllen
Jody Padar - CEO and Principal, New Vision CPA Group
Terry Putney - CEO Transition Advisors
Marc Rosenberg - President, The Rosenberg Associates
Diane Yetter - Yetter Tax Consulting
Congratulations to the following ICPAS members who were named to Crain's Chicago Business' 2012 List of Who's Who:
Carl S. Allegretti - Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Tax LLP
Deborah DeHaas - Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP
Jay L. Henderson - Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Rocco Losch was recently promoted to partner from manager at Warady & Davis, LLP in Deerfield.
Scott Duenser and Shannon Bachara have been promoted to partner from principal with Klein Hall CPAs in Aurora.
Jennifer Albert was recently promoted to partner from manager at Lipschultz Levin & Gray LLC in Northbrook.
Ron Bastian, Chris Franz and Colin Thompson were all recently promoted to partner from senior manager at Legacy Professionals LLP in Chicago.
Michael H. Becker and John Fedus have been promoted to partner from director with Mueller & Co. LLP in Elgin.
Genevra Knight has been named a partner with Porte Brown LLC. Ms. Knight has over 14 years of experience and also serves on the Palatine Chamber of Commerce.
Susan M. Huizinga was recently promoted to partner at Rozovics Group, P.C. in Park Ridge. Ms. Huizinga has been with the firm for nine years and she specializes in international tax, state and local tax, research and development, and cost segregation.
Andrew D. Klemens has been promoted to Tax Partner with Wolf & Company LLP in Oakbrook Terrace. Mr. Klemens has been with the firm since 2004.
Marina Pedersen is now managing director at KPMG LLP in Chicago from senior manager.
Vince Curttright was promoted from director to assurance partner in the financial services group of McGladrey LLP.
Amanda Rigby is now partner with KPMG LLP from managing director.
Dorri McWhorter has joined YWCA Metropolitan Chicago as CEO. Previously, Ms. McWhorter was a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP.
Plante Moran plans to combine its Downtown Chicago offices beginning in early 2014. The firm will occupy space at 10 South Riverside Plaza.
Todd Welu recently joined Crowe Horwath LLP in Chicago as chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Welu was with Westchester Group Investment Management Inc.
Dan Rahill and Seth Palatnik have joined FGMK, LLC. Mr. Rahill, the current Treasurer of the Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors, joins the firm as Partner-in-Charge of Tax Services. He was previously with KPMG. Mr. Palatnik joins the firm as lead partner of the Transaction Advisory Services. Prior to joining FGMK, Mr. Palatnik was with Willamette Management Associates.
Daniel J. Hollowed has joined Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Co. in Palatine as executive vice president, cashier and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Hollowed was finance director with Urban Partnership Bank.
The firm owned by Ken Goodwin in Morris is now named Ken Goodwin, CPA. Previously, the firm was known as Goodwin & McDonald CPA.
Sean LaFortune recently joined Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, Accountants and Advisors in Wheaton as a manager. Previously, Mr. LaFortune was a finance manager with Switchboard Appartus, Inc.
Michael Silver & Company CPAs in Skokie merged in Gary R. St. Pierre CPAs of Mount Prospect in December 2012.The Gary R. St. Pierre CPAs team will join the new firm in its Skokie offices.
Carl George annouced his retirement from CliftonLarsonAllen after 42 years of service, including 16 years as CEO.
Jessica H. Schulman recently joined Topel Forman LLC in the tax practice. She brings over 12 years of experience to the firm and will focus on providing tax compliance and planning to high net worth indviduals and family limited partnerships.
R&M Consulting, led by Kim Rice, has joined forces with The Sales Tax Institute, a group of nine specialty that provide a wide range of tax services. The Sales Tax Institute is headed by Diane Yetter.
Bruce Thompson has joined Sikich LLP in Springfield as a tax partner. Previously, Mr. Thompson was a director of tax services for McGladrey LLP.
David Macknin was named president of Alper Serivce LLC. Mr. Macknin was previously principal at JMB Insurance.
Daniel Galante joined Grant Thornton LLP’s Chicago office as national managing partner, transaction advisory service practice, from practice leader, transaction advisory, at Alvarez & Marsal.
Kristofer Swanson accepted a position as forensic services partner and Midwest markets team leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago. Mr. Swanson was previously managing director and national forensic investigations leader at Navigant.